April 10, 2006

Hat-gate

Some of you may recall my frustration with entitled parents. (I love kids and happen to know some damn good parents, but isn't it always the case that it's the bad experiences that leave the most searing impressions in our minds?)

Does having a child mean never having to say you're sorry? I'm not sure, but at the very least it just might mean changing your baby's diaper on the very spot where people will later sit and enjoy some coffee.

Couple that with the politically-correct water that runs through the pipes and directly into the homes of Park Slope, and you get the perfect storm of smugness, to paraphrase a recent South Park episode.

If you've read the Internets today, clearly by now you've heard the controversy that has erupted over one innocent posting to a Park Slope Parents listserv from a good Samaritan who found a hat. With a subject line that the poster had found a "boy's hat," the original post set off a PC firestorm of a kind usually known only to those who attend Park Slope Food Co-Op monthly meetings.*

Today on the real-world bulletin board of the mothership of Bugaboo'd babies and Park Slope parenthood--the Tea Lounge, of course--a response:

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*Full disclosure: I was once a member of the PSFC, but my wife and I have no kids.

Posted by Doug at April 10, 2006 03:54 PM
Comments

That is the craziest and funniest thing I have ever read. People are WAY too sensitive about things.

Posted by: Tracie at April 11, 2006 01:42 PM